Hull, N. E. H., 1949-

Roe volume Wade : the abortion rights controversy in American history / Roe versus Wade Abortion rights controversy in American history N.E.H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer. - 2nd ed., rev. & expanded. - xiii, 370 pages ; 22 cm. - Landmark law cases & American society . - Landmark law cases & American society. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-357) and index.

Abortion becomes a crime, 1800-1900 -- Abortion and birth control, 1900-1965 -- From repression to reform, the road to Roe, 1960-1970 -- The decision in Roe, 1971-1973 -- Roe under siege, 1973-1988 -- The two Roes, 1989-1992 -- Roe in the Clinton years, 1993-2000 -- The abortion rights controversy in the Bush era -- The Roberts court confronts abortion -- Choices : the election of 2008 and beyond -- The never-ending story.

"Few Supreme Court decisions have stirred up as much controversy, vitriolic debate, and even violence as the one delivered in Roe v. Wade in 1973. Four decades later, it remains a touchstone for the culture wars in the United States and a pivot upon which much of our politics turns. With that in mind the authors have now taken stock of the abortion debates, controversies, and cases that have emerged during the past decade in order to update their book on this landmark case. Like the original edition, the new one highlights the abortion issue's historical background ; highlights Roe v. Wade's core issues, essential personalities, and key precedents ; tracks the case's path through the courts ; clarifies the jurisprudence behind the court's ruling in Roe ; and gauges its impact on American society and subsequent challenges to it in Webster v. Reproductive Services (1989) and Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992). The new edition, however, adds two completely new chapters covering abortion politics and legal battles in the post-9/11 era, along with a new preface and a much revised epilogue and conclusion. The new material covers, among other things, the surprising results from recent public opinion polls ; the impact of the presidential elections of George W. Bush and Barack Obama ; Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor ; two major 5-4 Supreme Court decisions: Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood and Gonzales v. Carhart, that confirmed the constitutionality of the "Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act" ; the murder of abortion provider George Tiller by Scott Roeder and the latter's trial and conviction ; and the appearance of the abortion issue in the debate over health care reform legislation."--Back cover.

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Roe, Jane, 1947- --Trials, litigation, etc.
Wade, Henry--Trials, litigation, etc.


Trials (Abortion)--Washington (D.C.)
Abortion--Law and legislation--History.--United States

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